Inheriting the Pain

“I don’t know how I knew, but I’ve known my whole life”

In this episode of Think: Health, we explore the complexity of intergenerational trauma and the impact it has on mental health. A new study conducted by Kim Slender, PhD Student at the University of Technology Sydney is looking at the epigenetic transmission of trauma across generations within the Jewish community and how this trauma can become embedded into ones genetic makeup.


Kim Slender – PhD Student in the Graduate School of Health at the University of Technology Sydney.

Sylvia Griffin – Artist, Sydney

Norm Sheehan – Director, GNIBI College of Indigenous Australian Peoples, Southern Cross University.

Producer/Presenter: Evie Maguire

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